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North Adams Resident Dies From COVID-19 Infection

A North Adams resident has died from complications of the novel coronavirus, according to Mayor Thomas Bernard.

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Berkshire County Man Dies From COVID-19

The novel coronavirus has claimed its first Berkshire County victim, according to the Department of Public Health.

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Governor Orders Nonessential Services to Close or Work Remote

Businesses and organizations not on the list of essential services are encouraged to continue operations through remote means that do not require workers, customers, or the public to enter or appear at the brick-and-mortar premises closed by the order.

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Worker Associated with Williams Construction Project Tests Positive for COVID-19

On Wednesday afternoon, other workers were still on the job site, and the college has announced no plans to suspend work on the project.

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The Show Went on at Hoosac Valley High School

When Hoosac Valley says the show must go on, the school means it. Coronavirus or not.

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North Adams Shuts Down Personal Care Services, Parking Meters

The Board of Health notified businesses that provide personal care services to discontinue operations until further notice.

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Tyer Asks Residents to Abide by 'Stay at Home' Advisory

Mayor Linda Tyer gave a COVID-19 update on Pittsfield Community Television on Monday afternoon asking residents to adhere to the new restrictions imposed by the state.

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Adams Restaurants Taking it One Day at a Time

They have both been operating very similarly since the Covid-19 outbreak forced Gov. Charlie Baker to mandate that the restaurant industry offer only delivery or takeout and closed dining rooms across the state to eat-in customers.

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Williamstown Commons Reports COVID-19 Case

A resident at Williamstown Commons' skilled nursing facility has tested positive for COVID-19.

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Q&A: Wahconah High Teacher to Participate in NASA Program for Educators

Wahconah Regional High School science teacher David Dahari is looking out of this world to get some real world experience.

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Williams Shuts Down Construction After Worker Raises COVID-19 Concerns

Specifically, Bob refuted the contention that a worker from the electrical construction firm Comalli Group, who has tested positive, had contact with just two other Comalli employees who have been at the Williamstown site.

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Governor Frustrated by PPE Shortage: 'Let Us Land the Order'

The state has found itself bidding against other states as well as the federal government in trying to find materials, particularly personal protective equipment desperately needed by medical facilities and first-responders.

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Massachusetts Schools to Remain Closed Through May 4

The emergency order was signed by Gov. Charlie Baker on Wednesday and announced at a press conference that afternoon.

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March 23 COVID-19 Briefs: BMC Not Seeking Homemade Masks

Leary said the hospital was grateful for the community for offering to donate supplies or sew the masks but that it was waiting for guidance from the Department of Public Health and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control.

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March Going Out Like a Lion; Winter Storm Watch for Berkshires

Parts of the Berkshires and Southern Vermont could get up to 10 inches of snow Monday and into Tuesday.

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North Adams Council Hears Update on Coronavirus, Postpones Issues

The mayor's update to the council took place under the new normal no citizens in the seats, councilors sitting more than 6 feet apart and three councilors connected by phone.

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Real Eyes Gallery to Sell Elements of 'TP' Art for Food Project

The piece in the Park Street gallery comprises an entire 24-roll pack of toilet paper strung out to create waves. It is part of Klein's "Uber Waves: Other Locations" exhibit that opened March 7.

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Reusable Bags Temporarily Banned; Aid Set for Low-Income Renters

The administration invoked a number of measures on Wednesday to continue efforts to contain the novel coronavirus that has killed nearly a thousand Americans.

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Governor: Mass. Residents Can Check for Risk Factors on Web Site

The online tool developed by Buoy Health allows users to enter information about symptoms they may be feeling and directs them to resources that are available to them, like testing for the novel coronavirus, if it is recommended.

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Adams Receives Funds for Russell Field Renovation

About a year ago, the Selectmen approved the project and included it in the town's CDBG application.

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Baker Discusses Genesis of 'Essential' Business List

As the state order to close "non-essential" businesses went into effect on Tuesday, Gov. Charlie Baker addressed criticism that the commonwealth's definition of "essential" is overly broad.

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Carolyn Greene Lone Applicant for Mount Greylock School Committee Post

Greene chaired the School Committee through some tumultuous periods, including a 2014 push by some town officials in Lanesborough to break up SU 71.

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Administration Filing Measure to Extend, Suspend Deadlines

The governor's office is filing a municipal relief package giving broad leeway to communities and school districts to extend deadlines and fees and bring back retired first-responders.

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Adams Selectmen Meeting Mostly Covid Related

Most of it was status quo with what the situation has been since the governor declared a state of emergency on March 10 to address the pandemic.

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Faithful Turned to Technology to Connect During Pandemic

Technology is now allowing parishioners to participate although at a remove. Burdick and her family were able to watch the Mass at St. Elizabeth's via Facebook on Sunday morning.

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1Berkshire Providing Resource Links, Updates for Business

The team at 1Berkshire is continuing to monitor developments and official guidance, and curate informational resources to share with the business community.

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Mount Greylock School Committee Holds First Remote Meeting

Kimberley Grady appeared Friday with Town Manager Jason Hoch for one of his regular Town Hall updates in a short video produced by the town's community access television station, WilliNet.

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Hancock School Community Holds 'COVID-19 Drive By'

Friday morning, a group of around 17 teachers and staff (with puppies and babies) drove through the three rural communities the beeping and waving to students and families stuck inside during the COVID-19 outbreak.

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Lanesborough Fills Out Search Committee For New Chief

The Selectmen on Tuesday finalized the search committee for the soon to be vacant police chief position by appointing Pittsfield Police Chief Michael Wynn.

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Governor Says Army Corps Sussing Out Patient Capacity Options

The state's COVID-19 command center has been in discussions with the Army Corps of Engineers about expanding patient capacity.

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March 28 COVID-19 Briefs: Public Parks Push Passive Use

North Adams has installed large signs at the parks reminding residents of the rules but Canales acknowledged it has been difficult to enforce at the skate park.

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Cheshire Receives Multiple Bids For Maple Drive, Grader

The Covid-19 virus and its related restrictions on gatherings and social interactions has not stopped the Selectmen from nearly finalizing two projects they have been working on since last year.

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Williamstown Select Board Praises Community Spirit in Fight Against Pandemic

For starters, the board's five members held their first-ever virtual meeting, taking advantage of the commonwealth's recent temporary exemption to the Open Meeting Law and utilizing the Zoom video conferencing platform.

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Williamstown Select Board Pivots to Teleconferencing

Hoch said that Monday's meeting will be strictly a meeting of the five-member board. A planned joint meeting to fill a vacant seat on the School Committee will be held at a later date.

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Mount Greylock Lunch Menu for Kids, Seniors

Anyone in Lanesborough or Williamstown wishing to participate in the program is asked to call and leave their information at 413-458-9582, Ext. 1195, or email lunches@mgrhs.org.

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Cultural Pittsfield This Week: March 27-April 2

This week, while we all do what we can to stop the spread of Covid-19, Cultural Pittsfield would like to offer you this useful guide.

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MCLA Offers Health Sciences Degree With Concentration in Radiologic Tech

The program has been approved through the MCLA governance process and the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology, and students completing the degree are eligible to sit for the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists Radiography examination.

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Williamstown Food Pantry to Distribute Wednesday Morning

Director Carol DeMayo Monday confirmed that pantry has benefited from an increase in donations since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Geriatrics Physician Joins SVMC Internal Medicine

With this appointment, Dr. Downing-Forget also joins the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Putnam Medical Group. She will see patients who are 65 years old and older.

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Nonprofit Center Hosting Online Auction

The "Nonprofit Necessities" online auction features items needed by nonprofit organizations as well as things that appeal to the general public.

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Know the Four Uses of Cash

But just how much cash do you need? And in what form?

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Sports Shop Opens in Former Cheshire General Store

Travis Delratez and co-owner Jammie Sears wanted to bring a local community sporting goods store to the heart of Cheshire and chose the vacant storefront on Church Street.

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Southwestern Vermont Medical Center Hires Endocrinologist

The practice, known as SVMC Endocrinology, is a part of Southwestern Vermont Medical Center and Southwestern Vermont Health Care. It replaces the Bennington Osteoporosis Center, where Dr. David Gorson had provided similar services to the community until his retirement in 2019. With the appointment, Dr. Freeth joins Dartmouth-Hitchcock Putnam Physicians.

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The Independent Investor: An Economic Game Plan

Now that Congress and the Federal Reserve Bank have fired the first salvo of relief spending, investors are wondering how long the trillions of dollars in aid will take to actually do something to alleviate some of the losses to the economy.

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Letter: Damage by City Sewer

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